Veneers

Washington, D.C., Alexandria – Beautiful Porcelain Veneers for Outstanding Smile Makeovers

You may have heard of the smile transformations that are possible with porcelain veneers.  By completely covering the front part of the tooth, veneers make it possible to totally make over a smile, even if the teeth are crooked, small, badly discolored, or misshaped.  Moreover, porcelain veneers can give patients the Hollywood smiles of their dreams in just two office visits!  Dr. Shila Yazdani and Dr. Michael M. Mortazie have an artistic eye and years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, and they give patients in Bethesda, Alexandria, Chevy Chase, and surrounding areas stunning, unique smiles with porcelain veneers.  If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, contact our dentists for smile transformation smile with porcelain veneers. 

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that fit over the natural tooth like a sleeve.  They completely cover gaps, discoloration, and crooked or misshaped teeth, creating the appearance of a balanced, authentic-looking smile.  The translucent porcelain used in veneers is custom-blended from material of several different hues so that a beautiful result indistinguishable from the natural teeth can be achieved. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to match each patient’s unique appearance characteristics and provide a knockout, one-of-a-kind smile.  To see the results our Washington, D.C. dentists have achieved with porcelain veneers, visit our Smile Makeover Gallery. 

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Many of our patients from the Bethesda, Alexandria, and Chevy chase areas choose porcelain veneers because of their numerous benefits, which include: 

  • On their own or combined with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers can produce a dramatic smile makeover.
  • Veneers are indistinguishable from the natural teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant.
  • Veneers often last for many years. 
  • Porcelain veneers can be an alternative to traditional orthodontics, since they completely cover crooked teeth.  
  • Veneers can be a perfect treatment for teeth that are too small or misshaped. 
  • Veneers provide more complete coverage than dental bonding, and they are more durable than porcelain crowns. 
  • Placing porcelain veneers requires minimal reduction of the natural tooth.

Placement of Porcelain Veneers

Patients in Alexandria and surrounding areas can receive porcelain veneers in about two visits to Revive.  In the initial visit, the dentist first applies a local anesthetic, which allows the patient to enjoy absolute comfort throughout the procedure.  Next, he or she gently shaves away a small portion of the tooth enamel to accommodate the veneer and then makes a mold of the teeth and mouth, which is sent to the dental laboratory that will craft the veneers.  Finally, the dentist places temporary veneers, which the patient wears until the permanent veneers are ready (usually in about a week).  At that point, the patient returns to our Washington, D.C. office for the second visit to have the porcelain veneers placed.  The dentist begins this visit by administering a local anesthetic.  He or she then carefully removes the temporary veneers and bonds the permanent ones to the teeth, ensuring a flawless fit.  Finally, the dentist buffs the veneers to a shine, and the patient can leave with a beautiful new smile. 

Contact Us for Porcelain Veneers

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area and would like to transform your smile, consider porcelain veneers.  No matter how badly damaged your smile is, this amazing treatment can give you the dazzling smile of your dreams.  We invite you to contact our cosmetic dentistry practice to schedule a consultation with our aesthetic dentists. 

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